Savage Gulf State Park | adventure engagement session

Savage Gulf State Natural Area, on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, is beautifully jaw-dropping and has short trails to get both mountain views and waterfalls. We began the adventure by hiking down into the gorge at Greeter Falls and ended the experience on the cliffs of the Stone Door Trail.

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The Trillium Venue | destination wedding in the smoky mountains

Lindsay was attracted to my style because of the emotional depth the photos provoke within yourself. They make you feel something real. Connection. The intentional carried well into the vision for her destination wedding. The day never had a “theme” but rather she said it encased a whole vibe: dark, moody, and sexy.

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Twin Flame Union | we were never really strangers

we are the greatest story i will ever tell | twin flame union

Part way through secretly writing my book, I felt a message from a higher power telling me that it would make its way into the hands of my person. I could feel him in the core of my existence. He would recognize my love in the pages as his own—the kind of love that brings *you* home.

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Intimate Smoky Mountain Wedding | where nature and art collide

intimate wedding at norton creek in the smoky mountains

Kind words from the couple: “I could spend hours telling the world how much I will forever cherish these photos, these precious moments frozen in a single image that causes an emotional floodgate.” – Jessica + James

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I'm Julie Crawford, a world traveling photographer based in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. I'm passionate about adventure, storytelling, music, emotional depth, intentionality, human connection, synchronicity, and great coffee.

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